Thank you for all of your emails and messages last week.
I missed you too!
I am back from a week in Los Angeles modeling for Covered Perfectly and visiting with my dear friend Pauline Durban, who created the company.
Mr. Mickey took me to the airport early in the morning on Sunday. I wore the black and white Wendy, Covered Perfectly top with black Tribal pants to travel. The silver flat sandals are by Michael Shannon from DSW shoes. The handbag is old by Cole Haan, and the luggage is by CALPAK. Both items are from T.J.Maxx.
One of the days I was in L.A. I spent roaming around the mall at Sherman Oaks. It was over 100 degrees each day, so outside activity was kept to a minimum. I wore old Vince Camuto sandals and an old wrap over top from Saks Off 5th the layers help to hide my tummy, and the off white color looks great with Lior Paris khaki pants from ShopMyFairLady.com. The reason I like these pants so much is that they have a smooth wide waistband to wear with all my Covered Perfectly tops. There are no lumps bumps and zippers to show under the luxurious knit fabric. Since I never fully tuck in a top, that is the only type of pants I buy these days.
It was so great to catch up with my talented and beautiful young friend Lex Mejia, who has been the makeup artist for Covered Perfectly shoots for years. On the day of the shoot, I wore the black Fit and Flare over leggings by Hue.
Above is one of the photos from this shoot. I am modeling the great looking Simple Comfort Patterned, a new Covered Perfectly top. This is a great gray top to wear with white, blue or black blazers or vests with jeans. You already know I love that!
An unbelievable amount of work and days of preparation goes into a photoshoot. When it is over, we breathe a sigh of relief and take a day off to have lunch on the beach, at eye level with the Pacific Ocean!
The Sunset Restaurant at Malibu has a bank of windows that open to a fabulous view of the beach. You can feel the ocean breeze on your face as you dine.
Pauline says, "Can you guess who had what for lunch?"
On another night, we had dinner with a couple of friends at a wonderful restaurant in Brentwood. Pauline asked the server for mayonnaise to put on her slightly dry turkey burger. She replied, "Oh we don't have mayonnaise. We are a vegan restaurant." I am surprised Pauline didn't ask her from what plant they got that turkey burger?
While in Malibu, we visited with one of Pauline's longtime friends who lives on a hill overlooking the Pacific.
I was fascinated with her friend's gardens. Agave is such a majestic plant!
Below is her friend's sweet blue-eyed pup!
A fabulous starfish was on a bench outside her front door.
Below is the entrance to another mall. I love all those palm trees in California!
After a long and productive week, it was time to return home to Tennessee. I snapped this photo as we were about to land.
Mr. Mickey was there to pick me up. Can you imagine all the attention he got as we walked through the airport carrying a card, candy, and flowers to meet me?
I wore my old Chico's top with the silver do-dads over black Lior Paris pants to travel home.
Fifty, not Frumpy followers can get a 20% discount on up to two items! Use the discount code FNF20 when you check out at Covered Perfectly. There are several new styles to choose from, and the discount will apply on up to two items, or you can take advantage of the buy two get one FREE special!
Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!
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